It all started many years ago, even before 2007 , when a young Dutch boy always created Lego displays to show to his parents. Later during his late teens he decided to store his collection and focus on studying. Just when he was finished studing he got the opportunity to come to the USA. There he stayed.
Many years later when his son became interested in building with Lego the father decided to bring his own Lego collection to the USA. Then in 2007 he created his first USA display for his daughters birthday party.
This exhibit was very popular to all the members of the church, young & old.
Due to popularity, an other exhibit was created the year after. This time it was decided to invite the public. Two reporters from the "San Leandro Times" and the "The Daily Review" stopped by and published an article about the new exhibit. Many People came. Unfortunately a lot of people had to stand in line, because the room was a little bit too small to handle the crowd.
It took about 18 months for the next bigger show. This time more room to walk & more models on display.
More models because more people were involved. Members of the "Bay Area Lego Users Group" (BayLUG) helped out to show their own creations.
They call them sometimes MOC's (My Own Creation).
This time more media were contacted and resulted in bigger attendance.
Added was an area where kids, young & old, could build with the popular bricks.
For those who had a desire to purchase Lego, there was an opportunity to do so.
2010 was the year, a website "www.playbuildingbricks.com" was created to give info about the new "Brickshow 2010".
Check out a video from this show:
A winter wonder land in the Bay Area.
Two brickshows in one year, Yeah!
Some disappointments because it was a lot smaller but still fun for many people!
Unfortunately there was no Summer Brickshow in 2011. But at least there was a small Christmas display.
2012 was the 100th anniversary year of the Alameda County Fairground. As a celebration, PlayBuildingBricks set up a small display.
Finally after a two year break!
This exhibit was created to support the Principled Academy, 7th & 8th Grade Washington DC trip.